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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Life Interrupted

I've been noticing on several blogs that people are apologizing for being so busy and not blogging. I can totally commiserate.

Life is full, especially if like me, you think being lazy is doing only three things at once.

I try to get things done as quickly as possible because I BELIEVE in Murphy's Law. What can go wrong, will go wrong. The more I can do now will give me more time to take care of life's inevitable emergencies.

Emergencies ALWAYS show up, and sometimes they're dire.

Though I've done some time in Purgatory recently, my troubles have been mild compared to the hell two of my friends are enduring now.

Being a friend, means that you share their trouble. Last night, we spent nearly two hours in traffic trying to reach one of my friends. All we could do was offer emotional support while her poor dog underwent a blood transfusion in an emergency room. We hope to know more today. Meanwhile, I am on research duty, trying to find out more about two of the probable causes for her illness and potential treatments.

So to all of you who regret not being able to blog as regularly as you should, don't beat yourself up. It's more important to embrace life than talk about it.

Wish my friend luck on her poor little dog. They've got a real fight ahead of them.


MeganRebekah said...

I almost cried reading this! Poor little doggie. My dogs are like my kids, so I can't imagine what she must be going through. Keep us updated!!

Sherri said...

Hope the dog recovers...poor baby. {hugs} to them all.

You're so right that living life, being there for friends and family, is so much more important than a blog post.

Heather B. Moore said...

Traffic is the worst! I hope the dog makes a full recovery!

Dru said...

I hope her dog has a speedy recovery.

Maria Zannini said...

Thanks, everyone. We are keeping our fingers crossed it's not leukemia, and hope for the lesser of two evils which is a little more treatable.

I hope to know more by tonight.

Marianne Arkins said...

Oh... your poor friend! I had a cat go through THREE transfusions before we realized it was only prolonging his pain. *sigh*

I'm so sorry for her. We really do love our fur-babies and it's a bit like losing a limb when they go. I found out last night that one of the ladies in agility just lost her 12 y.o. whippet very suddenly and she's devastated.

Give her hugs from me and mine. We're pulling for her.

Maria Zannini said...

Marianne: How horrible. But you have to try just to make sure you're giving them every chance.

My friend's little dog is still weak, but the transfusion seemed to help. The next step is to keep her body from killing off any more red blood cells.

She's a little trooper and her mama will move heaven and earth to give her every chance.

Shelley Munro said...

Ah, I'm so sorry about your friend's dog. Hopefully she'll continue to get stronger.

Marian said...

Good to hear that the transfusion's working, Maria. My best to the dog and to all of you.

Maria Zannini said...

My friend is upset that her dog did not return to her old self after the transfusion. I reminded her that she had a very sick little dog. It was going to be a long road to recovery and will require not only diligence but luck.

We've been down this road before. We know.

Thanks for so many good wishes.

catie james said...

The poochies being sick is so difficult to weather. I hope your friend and her dog are doing all right. And I agree completely - if you're missing life at the expense of blogging about it, probably time to reevaluate the ol' priorities; much better to be out doing and living than blogging about it.